Nepal Telecom SIM card works in foreign countries with the subscription of roaming service. Nepal Telecom (NTC) has started an international roaming service in 2001. Although the service was available in GSM postpaid service only, Ntc now commercially launches the roaming service in Namaste prepaid. Earlier they only made a soft launch of the roaming service in prepaid. Here, in this post, we will provide how to take/activate/subscribe to international roaming on the NTC SIM card.
International Roaming service allows a customer to access the mobile network while they are out of their home country. Suppose, you take a Nepal Telecom SIM (with roaming service enabled), then you can get access to mobile networks there. The cost of using the roaming call, SMS, data is expensive as compared to other calls made from the home country.
How to take the roaming?
To activate/subscribe to the roaming service in NTC GSM prepaid SIM card,
The customer needs to dial *1415*7# and activate the international roaming to enable the service.
Customers can also use the Nepal Telecom app to activate the roaming in their number.
To take the international roaming in NTC GSM postpaid SIM card,
First, you have to visit their counters at the NTC office.
Then they will ask you to fill a registration form for roaming.
Now you have to deposit Rs 10,000 into your account. Before the deposit amount was Rs 30,000.
Then your SIM card will have the international roaming facility to use NTC services in a foreign land.
Cost of International roaming in Ntc
The cost of international roaming service is expensive as compared to the usage in the home country. It will also cost you more to call back to Nepal. Similarly, you also have to pay for picking up incoming calls. The price of outgoing calls, incoming calls, and SMS varies from country to country. NTC also says the price may vary due to the fluctuating dollar rate. The incoming SMS service for the roaming number is free of charge.
The cost of calling to countries except for home and the local country is Rs 137 per minute. The cost of calls per minute while being on international roaming (to local and home) ranges from Rs 30 (India) to Rs 135 (Other Asian countries). Similarly, the cost of outgoing roaming SMS ranges from Rs 24 (India) to Rs 54 (China). Find the cost of international roaming in the Ntc postpaid service.
Now Ntc has also enabled data roaming service in international roaming. Earlier they could only use voice and SMS service. All the customers who enable international roaming will get the data service while being in foreign countries.
They are known to add more countries with the data roaming service. Ntc postpaid customers could use the mobile service with 192 operators of 87 countries. So, all the countries with roaming services will have a data roaming facility in the coming days.
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